There has been profound sadness in Melbourne over the weekend. We need to remember what is real – our love for one another, and a basic consideration for our fellow citizens – compassion, acceptance… knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Though we have the whole world at our finger tips, it’s important to settle our minds and focus on what directly affects what we know, familiar places we’ve always felt safe in and a reminder of our ability to pull together and fight like hell for life, for equality and our basic right to freely walk the streets of our city.
Julien Baker: Funeral Pyre
This heartbreakingly beautiful song by Memphis, Tenessee-based songwriter Julien Baker sees the 21-year-old deliver devastating vulnerability in spades. Baker toured her debut album Sprained Ankle in Australia last December. Funeral Pyre is the title-track and A-side for a new 7” coming out on Friday 17 March.
SOHN: Hard Liquor
Hard Liquor is the bold and soulful opening track from SOHN‘s second album Rennen, which is out now. SOHN will soon make his debut performance at both weekends at Coachella, and recently performed Conrad live on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He is one to watch.
The Shins: Name for You
The Shins will release their fifth studio album, HEARTWORMS on 10 March. The first single Name For You is a resounding call for female empowerment inspired by lead singer James Mercer’s three daughters.
Syd: All About Me
THE INTERNET’s frontwoman and producer Syd will release her fist solo album, entitled FIN, on 3 February. FIN was written and produced by Syd, and also features production from Melo X (LEMONADE), Hit Boy, Haze, and Rahki. The album’s first song ‘All About Me,’ was written by Syd and produced by THE INTERNET’s guitarist Steve Lacy.
Snakehips & MØ: Don’t Leave
Instant TUNE. Watch the incredible video for 2017’s most exciting collab so far between Snakehips & MØ.
Jarrow: Mutual Feelings
Jarrow is all set to support Car Seat Headrest on their impending Australian tour, and he also has a headline show at Melbourne’s Yarra Hotel. Mutual Feelings is the third single to be taken from his debut album 2003 Dream, which is out now.
For the video, film-maker Max Wood drew from unlikely inspiration. It features an aloof Jarrow performing to camera with the dizzy urban landscape of Footscray swirling manically in the background. Wood explained ,”Jarrow had the idea of having the one shot change to different locations with the beat which worked really well. We shot all around Dan’s home town of Footscray. I went for the mirroring and more psychedelic look in the editing to keep it interesting. I was definitely inspired by the music video for JJ DOOM’s – GUV’NOR.”
Busby Marou: Best Part of Me
Busby Marou, aka Thomas Busby & Jeremy Marou, have released the official video for their new single Best Part Of Me, a sweetly sincere ballad from their upcoming third studio album Postcards From The Shell House which is out on 17 February (available to pre-order now).
The video was recorded on Great Keppel Island, where much of the album was written and recorded, and which holds emotional significance for the duo.
Busby Marou will be appear at this week’s Tamworth Music Festival on 25 January before embarking on their Postcards From The Shell House Australian tour. See dates below;
POSTCARDS FROM THE SHELL HOUSE TOUR
- Saturday 18th February – The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
- Thursday 23rd February – The Reef Casino, Cairns QLD
- Friday 24th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns QLD
- Friday 25th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns QLD
- Thursday 2nd March – Mt Pleasant, Mackay QLD
- Friday 3rd March – Magnums, Airlie Beach QLD
- Saturday 4th March – Dalrymples, Townsville QLD
- Thursday 9th March – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
- Friday 10th March – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba QLD
- Saturday 11th March – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay QLD
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